ERIC Number: ED392473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Employment and Training Act: Second Year Accountability Report for Training Programs, HB 1988.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Since 1993, Washington community and technical colleges have received funds under the Workforce Employment and Training Act to provide new and expanded retraining programs to serve unemployed workers. This report reviews accomplishments of the colleges under the provisions of the act from 1993-95, providing detailed information about the colleges' performance and recommendations for improving job retraining. Following background materials, the report describes outcomes related to increasing training opportunities for dislocated workers, including enrollment levels for 1993-95, new programs implemented, support for instruction, financial aid, equitable access, and increased participation of older students. Next, data are provided on completions in job preparatory, basic skills, and transition programs and outcomes from student evaluations of the program are described. Employment outcomes are then reviewed for students in job preparatory, apprentice, basic skills, and transition programs, including data on wages and the equity of wages across gender and ethnic groups. The next section describes areas needing improvement, including the nature of business and labor partnerships with the colleges; expanding the involvement of community-based organizations; and increasing support for career planning and job search assistance, opportunities for computer training, service to Hispanic students, and support for students completing the program. The final section describes two program improvements recently completed related to increased financial aid and more center locations. Appendixes include data sources and definitions, the student survey instrument, a summary of the labor and community-based organization focus group process, and a list of newly implemented programs. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.